HKSAR police arrest 53 protesters for unlawful assembly in Mongkok

Police in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) arrested 53 people, including 41 men and 12 women, for unlawful assembly near Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mongkok on Sunday.

The demonstrators were moving along Nathan Road from Jordan to Mongkok, and some had occupied roads, chanted slogans and behaved in a disorderly manner. Despite repeated warnings by law enforcers, some protesters refused to leave in Mongkok, the police statement said.

Police officers used pepper spray to stop the illegal acts in the vicinity of Dundas Street and made arrests, according to the statement, which added that public order has been restored in the area.